Rasberry_MargaritaA lot of studies have established that red wine can help take good care of your heart. A recent study concludes that there is a lot more to alcohol than just helping us keep our heart pumping:

The liver benefits from a little wine

A university in San Diego recently had a study which concludes that people who drink a glass of red wine per day are less likely to be affected by fatty liver which is among the most common liver diseases in the United States. On the other hand, people who enjoy drinking hard liquor or beer have higher chances of getting NAFLD or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The proponents need to pinpoint yet the exact mechanism and compound how red wine helps the liver.

Any alcoholic drink in moderation lowers cholesterol

Consumption of alcoholic drinks in moderation helps one to have a good amount of good cholesterol. A study conducted in 2007 examined the blood of people who drink alcoholic beverages moderately , defined as a glass to six drinks per week, had bigger particles of cholesterol in their blood. The bigger particles of cholesterol refer to the good cholesterol in the blood which help fight heart problems while the sizable particles are the LDLs which are the bad cholesterol causing a long list of heart problems.

Alcohol boosts potency of fruits

Another study found out that having fruits with alcoholic drinks boosts the antioxidant potentials of fruits. The effects of course will depend on the kind of fruits you use with the drink. Having berries with an alcoholic drink, say margarita with some fresh raspberries, makes it a lot better than using fruit concentrates. The fresh fruits too contain less sugar, less calories, and more fiber so they are naturally healthier.